Welcome to Puebla
Puebla is a colonial state par excellence, where some of the historical events of greater weight occurred in Mexico. The most relevant happened on May 5, 1862, when the Battle of Puebla occurred and the Mexican troops achieved a memorable victory against the French army.
Puebla is also home to the largest pyramid in the world, so large that for a long time it was considered a ridge of 400 meters in diameter, with the Sanctuary of the Virgen de los Remedios right at the tip.
The cultural and artistic expressions make Puebla a perfect place to travel on the road. There are hundreds of colonial churches, year-round festivities and a memorable gastronomy, which includes delicious typical sweets.
the Best of Puebla
Cholula is considered a magical town and known as the city of churches because it has a large number of them Cholula is a small city in the state of Puebla and is considered the oldest city in the world. Its foundation began in the year 500 a.C by the...read more
The Cinco de Mayo International Festival Puebla is an art and culture event, which commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla through various artistic expressions. The Cinco de Mayo International Festival Puebla is an event where various artistic...
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Tourist routes in Puebla for traveling by car:
Puebla is a state full of traditions and boasts nine communities within the program of Magic Towns of Mexico. These places are beautiful sites with an identity of their own. It emphasizes Zacatlán of the Apples where the fruits are harvested and there is an industry dedicated to the production of cider. Chignahuapan and Cuetzalan are also notable for their beauty and history.
The state capital, Puebla de Zaragoza, is the epicenter of tourist life. Its historical center is of great beauty and is a World Heritage Site by Unesco. They emphasize its zócalo and the walk of San Francisco, besides churches like the Cathedral, the Church of Santo Domingo and the markets of the Parian and Analco, where you can acquire crafts designed by the skilled hands of the artisans.
From Puebla you can visit towns like Cholula with its imposing archaeological site and its dozens of churches, where tradition dictates that there is one for each day of the year (although in reality there are not so many, but religious festivities are remarkable in each one). Also visit Atlixco where the Pinacoteca of San Juan de Dios is located , and where the town is recognized for its nurseries and its important production of plants and ornamental flowers or orchards.
The 150 D Highway that leads to Veracruz on one end and Mexico City on the other, is also one of the busiest roads in the country. In addition, it passes through the cities of Orizaba and Córdoba in the coffee-growing region of Veracruz. Before leaving the state of Puebla, it connects to Highway 135 that passes through Tehuacán and continues to Oaxaca.
The 140 D Highway that connects with Xalapa, Veracruz and on the way is the junction for the road to Huamantla, Tlaxcala, another of the most typical and traditional sites in the central highlands of Mexico. Also highlighted is the Highway 438 D that connects with Atlixco and Izucar de Matamoros and connects with Highway 160 to Cuautla, Morelos.
Most important cities:
The main cities in the state of Puebla according to the last census of population in 2010 are:
Puebla with 1,539,819 inhabitants.
Tehuacán with 331,167 inhabitants.
San Pedro Cholula with 193,554 inhabitants.
San Martín Texmelucan with 141,112 inhabitants.